Spiders in Manitoba

Spiders are seen in greater numbers during summertime in Manitoba, even around the Winnipeg area. While most are harmless and avoid contact if possible, it is wise to be wary of the black widow, whose venom is quite potent and can cause severe damage.

Common Spiders: Sand Bear Wolf Spider, Cross Orb-weaver Spider

Large Spiders: Striped Fishing Spider, Dark Fishing Spider

Most Dangerous Spiders: Western Black Widow Spider, Hobo Spider

Spiders in Manitoba

Most Venomous

Comb-footed Spiders

  • Western Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus hesperus)

Funnel Weaver Spiders

Less Venomous

Crab Spiders

  • Utah Crab Spider (Bassaniana utahensis)

Jumping Spider

  • Bronze Jumper Spider (Eris militaris)

Nursery Web Spiders

Wolf Spiders

  • Sand Bear Wolf Spider (Arctosa perita)

Orb-weaver Spiders

  • Cross Orb-weaver Spider (Araneus diadematus)